911 Carrera GTS Outside Porsche AG in Stuttgart
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2017 Calendar                                                                    Getting Around with the Las Vegas Region
Note: This is the 2018 Event Calendar for the Las Vegas Region.
Note that we've put our own LVR events in BLACK (except for date changes).  Non-region 
events are 
listed in blue and are sometimes described down toward the end of the Newsletter.
Board meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday at Gaudin Porsche.
Members' Breakfasts are held at the Red Rock Country Club.
2018
Jan
13 (Sat)
     LVR After-Holiday Party at the
Americana Restaurant
It was an awesome evening.  See below for pictures.

26 (Fri)      8:30 am - Drive to Overton for
breakfast.  See details below.

Feb
11 (Sun)     Members' Breakfast at the RRCC
Note this is the 2nd Sunday.

11 (Sun)     Escape Room Adventure.
See the notice below. This adventure will follow the Breakdast.

17 (Sat)      Drive to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
                   Details below.

24 (Sat)      Tech Session at Premier Sportscar
Service; suspension and handling.       Details below.

Mar
3-4              First Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort

11 (Sun)     Members' Breakfast at the RRCC.                         Note this is the 2nd Sunday.

25 (Sun)     Gambler's Rally. Test your card and
                   dice skills on the road. 
See details below.

Apr
21 (Sat)      Progressive Garage Tour/Dinner
Four garages, four courses:
1. Appetizers,
2. Soup/Salad, 
3. Entree, and 
4. Desert!
Watch this site for details

25-29          Treffen Tamaya. Hyatt Regency
(Wed-Sun) Tamaya Resort;
 Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

2018
May
12-13          Fast Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort

Jul   
(No Board meeting in July)
8-14            Porsche Parade
(Sun-Sat)   Lake of the Ozarks

20-29          Multi-day drive to Glacier
(Sun-Sun)  National Park.  Details forthcoming

Sep 
23-24           Fall Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)    Spring Mountain Motor Resort

27-30           Rennsport Reunion VI
(Fri-Mon)   Save the date.

Nov
17-18          Final Fling DE Event
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort


Recurring events
Saturdays 7am-10am: 
Cars and Coffee at SpeedVegas

Last Sunday of Each Month
Cars und Kaffee @ Vesta Cafe DTLV

*    Dates are tentative.


  
Comments, questions, suggestions regarding this Newsletter may be sent to: lvrnewsletter@gmail.com

More information about the Las Vegas Region may be found at  http://www.lasvegaspca.com 
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Editor's Thoughts:
  
Membership Chair Nita Burrows has reported that for the first time the Las Vegas Region membership has topped 600.... 601 actually. That's made up of 395 Primary members and 206 Affiliate or Family members. Lest you think that makes us overly important, we note that the LVR makes up just under one-half of one percent of the PCA National membership. But we're still really sumthin, right?
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The events calendar for 2018 is beginning to take shape. Dates for the 2018 DEs have been confirmed and are shown in the yellow calendar above. We'll add more events in the coming months. So pay attention as the calendar develops.
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Notices from the Board:

The new Board spent much of the Jan 10 meeting working on the calendar of events for this year. The yellow calendar above reflects some of that work. In addition, the Board is investigating/planning other events such as 

Here's the new Board for 2018........ A couple of minor corrections have been made, and John Tuttle's name removed because he's not on the Board. In future issues, this list will appear at the bottom of this Newsletter as is has in the past.

A.    Executive Board:
President                  Scott Hatcher scott@hatchernv.com (702-525-8991) 
Vice President          Phil Reese philreese356@gmail.com (702-478-6911)
Treasurer                  Reid Smith reidhorn@yahoo.com (702-399-4945)                      
Secretary                  Joan Kramer  kramerjoan52@gmail.com (702-808-5615)
Director - 1 year       Richard Viktora rviktora@cox.net (646-591-9343)
Director - 2 years     John Burrows jcb986@aol.com (702-395-3886)
Director - 3 years     Scott Mann scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001)
Past President           Mike Dugan mduganre@gmail.com (925-470-7706)

 
 B.     Board or Directors:
Membership Chairperson   Nita Burrows nburrows986@gmail.com (702-395-3886)
Newsletter Editors              Jim Miller quais64@me.com (702-835-3298)                                                                                          Phil Reese philreese356@gmail.com (702-478-6911)
Track Events Chairman      Brian Schmidt bschmidt@gcwengineering.com (702-743-8637)
Chief Driving Instructor     Scott Mann scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001) 
Safety Chairman                 John Burrows jcb986@aol.com (702-395-3886)
Rally Masters                     Tamela Kahle tkahle@kahlelawnv.com (702-524-1764)                                                                           Linda Reese linandphilabuster@gmail.com (702-478-6911)
Drive Event Chairman       Alex Harbison maverick1715@gmail.com (702-553-5334)
Social Director                   Todd Trimble todd@trophylv.com (702-682-1111)
Member at Large                Linda Reese linandphilabuster@gmail.com (702-478-6911)
Member at Large                Barbara Barron Barbarabarron@hotmail.com (702-210-5560)
Member at Large                Anne Marie Viktora rviktora@cox.net (203-321-0293) 

 The Region's web site is www.lasvegaspca.com 
 
            Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook
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Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events
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January 13 (Saturday): LVR After-Holiday Party at the Americana Restaurant

It was an awesome event.  Kudos to past-President Michael Dugan for arranging such a memorable evening.  We socialized, we ate, we got gifts through the generosity of Gaudin Porsche, we exchanged gifts from earlier recipients, and we socialized more.  After the door prizes were awarded and exchanged, every couple who did not "win" a door prize were treated to a gift basket from Mark and Tina Trewartha of Autobahn Adventures (as a special treat, one of the gift baskets included a $1,000 coupon towards a future Autobahn Adventure).
All-in-all, a merry time was had by all.  if you were unable to make this years' event, relax, we will do it again this summer/fall and next winter.  So keep checking the calendar for our summer/fall extravaganza.  
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Jan 26 (Fri): Morning drive to Overton

This will be a drive through the Lake Mead National Park to the little town of Overton. There's a great diner called "Sugar's" located there, still in 1965, where we'll have breakfast.

Meet under the big sign at the Henderson Fiesta Casino. We'll gather at 8:30 am and depart at 9:00. It's about a hour drive, with a pit stop and photo op at Redstone about midway.

There's no entry fee for the drive, but the drive through the Park requires paying an entrance fee unless you have a National Park Pass.

   For more info, contact Drive Chair Alex Harbison at:  maverick1715@gmail.com 
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Feb 11 (Second Sunday): Members' Breakfast at the Red Rock Country Club, 9 am

The breakfast will be just as good as they always are.

Following breakfast, there will be an escape adventure.  This will be at "ESCAPEability" located about a 15-minute drive from the Red Rock Country Club.  We will start around 11:30 or 11:45 if we are all there early.  

Feb 11 (Sun):  Escape Room Adventure; following breakfast

What is an ESCAPE Room?

An Escape Room is a new and exciting concept. You're going to be in a live interactive game where you and your friends will be immersed in a truly unique scenario. Your objective is to escape the room(s) by figuring your way out in 60 thrilling minutes or less. There will be clues, puzzles, and props you will need to figure out. Teamwork and communication will be vital to your team's success. Do you have what it takes to be victorious and conquer your surroundings and ESCAPE? There's only one way to find out...

Ever wonder what Las Vegas was like in the 1940's? Well now you can experience it first hand as a true mobster. You and your team will be tested by none other than Bugsy Siegel to see if you are clever enough to run his casino. Race against the clock or race against each other/another team. See who is worthy. Will it be you? 
 
Each Team can consist of 2-10 Players and can compete against each other. There are two "similar" rooms with a window in between in which you will be able to see how the other team progresses and then you converge into one area. Let the fun begin, in this new take of an escape room experience.
 
Go on a treacherous journey to Mars. You and your crew are sent to investigate what happened to the missing astronauts from previous missions. NASA has found that there is possibly life on Mars and it could be the threat that took down previous teams. Figure out what happened and escape the Martians before it's too late. 

Travel back to the time of the ancient Roman Empire. You and your group are gladiators who find themselves imprisoned in their quarters during the most prolific volcanic eruption man has ever known. You will need to work together to escape the city of Pompeii. Will you be able to flee the wrath of Mount Vesuvius and rise from the ashes?

LOCATION:      Escapeability Las Vegas

3100 S. Durango #106, Las Vegas, NV, 89117


Pricing:    Cost is $27 to $35 per person, paid at arrival.  But the more who sign up, the lower the cost per person. This will be a couple of hours of different mental fun; we'll be able to try several rooms (if you escape).

Please contact our eventmaster, Gwen Pearce at postalcatanddog@embarqmail.com to reserve a spot on this special adventure.

Eventmasters Scott and Gwen point us to the web site www.escapeabilitylv.com for information.
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Feb 17 (Sat): Day drive to the Grand Canyon Skywalk

A day drive to the Skywalk on the Grand Canyon, by way of Oatman for Lunch.

    For more details contact Alex Harbison:  maverick1715@gmail.com
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Feb 24 (Sat): Tech Session at Premier Sportscar Service

Following up on the successful tech session on fluids several months ago, where we darn near wore out the presenters with questions, this will be another joint presentation by Kent Moore and Tony Mazzagatti, this time on suspension and handling of our Porsches.

It will be held at Premier Sportscar Service, 5325 Polaris Ave, Las Vegas. Time????___

    For more info, contact Doug Pierce at: pierce.rd@usa.net
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March 11 (Sunday): Members' Breakfast at the Red Rock Country Club, 9 am
        Note that this is the SECOND Sunday of March.

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March 25 (Sunday): The Gamblers Rally. An LVR fun event.

An entertaining (we hope) and easy Sunday drive, ending at lunch, along which you can test your luck at cards and dice.

The start will be at 9:30 am under the big sign at the Henderson Fiesta. No cost to enter. Nothing to bring except your car and yourselves. No timing or speeds required. About 2 to 2-1/2 hours in duration.

Families and 4-door Porsches welcome. Useful prizes for the podium finishers.

    For more info contact: Linda Reese at  linandphilabuster@gmail.com  or
                                        Tamela Hatcher at  tkahle@kahlelawnv.com
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April 25-29:  Treffen Tamaya, New Mexico

Save the Date! Treffen Tamaya in New Mexico to take place April 25-29, 2018. Registration opens soon. 

Treffen North America is Porsche Club of America's newest twice-a-year national event, featuring non-competitive touring, creative dining events and the opportunity to explore exciting destinations while staying at some of the finest resorts in North America. Translated from German, Treffen means "to meet," and you're sure to meet new people and make new friends. Treffen and Porsche Parade destinations are selected to offer annually a national PCA activity within driving distance of the membership.

Experience some of North America's best driving roads. New Mexico is home to 25 of the magnificent scenic byways, totaling over 2,900 miles across a diverse landscape.

Savor the sumptuous blend of flavors, from Spanish and Native American cultures, that has been perfected over the course of 400 years.

New Mexico offers a host of sensual destinations including exceptional vistas, adventurous outdoor recreation and diverse artists and artisan galleries.

Check back here over the next few weeks as details of the event become available.
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July 20 -29: Glacier Park Tour; The LVR summer Multi-day driving trip.

The first hotel check-in is booked for July 22 in the area of the park. It will probably take two days to get there so you might plan on leaving LV on July 20. The last hotel date booked is July 28.

This will be a trip with members of the Golden Gate Region, just as the Vancouver drive was last summer.

More info to come as details are developed.
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Before We Go . . .  Reid Smith, our treasurer asks:  "What has paddle shifters, 4 pipes in the rear and a 157mph top speed?  That would be Dana Smith's new Macan S.  A special shoutout to the great guys at Gaudin Porsche. Mike Anderson, Ricco Scotti and Paul Jarrett II. You made it happen!

Do you have a new Porsche?  Or an old or vintage Porsche?  
Is your Porsche from years ago considered vintage, or just old?  Will it become vintage if you hang onto it long enough?  Both vintage and old are subjective terms, so determining the difference involves looking at a variety of characteristics.
 
Age is the first factor in determining if something is vintage, and it's also the hardest to pin down. Most will say something qualifies as vintage if it's 20 to 25 years old or older. In fact, the online shop Etsy, which allows users to sell vintage and handmade goods, requires items labeled vintage to be at least 20 years old. On the other hand, old is relative. A pair of shoes you've had in your closet for three years might be old, and shoes you've had for 10 years might be really old, but neither would be considered vintage.
 
Another determining factor is symbolism.In winemaking -- where the term "vintage" originates -- a vintage wine is one made from grapes all grown and harvested in a single year. This makes a vintage wine especially representative of a particular year. Vintage cars can similarly be representative, or even emblematic, of a specific year or era in time and fashion. Just as a '57 Chevrolet is timeless and iconic, so too are the Porsche 356, 914, and 993.
 
Quality is another huge consideration. Anything can be considered old -a 1987 Dodge Aries K is old, but certainly not "vintage." Vintage cars should be made well to stand the test of time, split-window Corvette, Cords, La Salles, and Ferrari Daytonas, are vintage cars.
 
Vintage items are also desirable. Just browse Etsy or eBay and you'll see plenty of items touted as "vintage," but very few labeled as "old." That's because the word vintage connotes not only quality, but desirability. The word "old" makes you think of something that's broken or damaged, but the word "vintage" seems like something you'd want to check out. Just talking about vintage cars evokes images of Speedsters, 959s, 996s, and many other Porsches.

But I digress, if you have a recently acquired a Porsche and would like to share it with us, send a picture of it and you to: james.w.miller@icloud.com and we will highlight in a future newsletter. 

Signs that the end of the automotive world is near:
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Name Tags are available
 
To order your Las Vegas Region, Porsche Club name tag, please print clearly the name you want on each tag.  Enclose a check or money order for $10.00 made out to Abbott Trophy with your return address printed clearly.  Mail to:
Abbott Trophy
953 Sahara A32
Las Vegas 89104
702-735-4995
Att:  Mike Mayer
Mike will send your name tag back to you within 10 days to the address you indicate.
As an alternate, Trophies of Las Vegas has a metallic-material badge available, featuring an attractive brushed metal surface, with your choice of lettering.These cost $10.00 as well. The Club Emblem in cloisonne may be affixed, forming a very attractive name badge. The cloisonne emblems are generally available at each Members' Breakfast or at a Board meeting for $5.00.  Contact: 
Trophies of Las Vegas
4295 S. Arville St.
Las Vegas
702-362-2233
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Porsche-related Embroidery available
 
Creative Embroidery: the business that embroiders the word "Porsche" or the Las Vegas Region logo on shirts, jackets, tees, or other fabrics.
Creative Embroidery
7225 Bermuda Rd. Suite G
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-454-6852
(in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Bermuda Rd. and Warm Springs.)
 
They can put the name of our favorite car in the proper-appearing letters like the factory uses, and have the master for the Las Vegas Region logo (the one that appears similar to the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign on Las Vegas Blvd).
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