"Mission E" to become the Porsche Taycan (story below)

2018 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 in the body 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.

Jun

8-11

(Fri-Mon)

Drive to Flagstaff.  Gimmick Rally and Tours with other Zone 8 and 9 Regions.  See details below

9

(Sat)

Porsche turning 70 and Gaudin celebrated.  See Below.

15-17

(Fri-Sun)

The High Altitude Porsche Tour to Mammoth Lakes, CA.

21

(Thu)

Third Thursday Social at Anthony's in the M in Henderson

(details below)

Jul

No Members' Breakfast in July 

No Board Meeting in July

8-14

(Sun-Sat)

Porsche Parade in Lake of the Ozarks.

Aug

2-6

(Thu-Mon)

State Park Tours.  Emerging Details and Information Below

5

(Sun)

Members' Breakfast at RRCC.

Sep

12-15

(Wed-Sat)

Treffen Banff.  Save the date and look for details later this summer.

Registration is now open: 

22-24

(Sat-Sun)

Fall Fling DE Event.  Spring Mountain  Motor Resort

27-30

(Fri-Mon)

Rennsport Reunion VI.  Save the Date.

Oct

TBD

The Tri-State Fall Tour. This will be a non-LVR, no frills, "pay-as-you-go" long weekend drive around Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.  Details will appear after the summer solstice.

Nov

17-18

(Sat-Sun)

Final Fling DE Event.  Spring Mountain Motor Resort

 

 

Recurring events

Saturdays 7am-10am: 

Cars and Coffee at SpeedVegas

14200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.



The Car Show on Eastern

by Celebrity Cars

9500 S. Eastern Ave.

 

Last Sunday of Each Month

Cars und Kaffee @ Vesta Cafe DTLV

Check out this event at Instagram:

 

*    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: 

 

Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there.

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Notices from the Board: 

  • New members -  The Las Vegas Region welcomes these new members to our club and look forward to seeing them at  an upcoming event:

Archie  Jose, 2018 911 Carrera

Mari Wilder, 2017 911 Turbo

George Perry, 2006 911 Carrera

  • New Website . . . a reminder

We are actively working on our plan to update all of our communication media for our region --- our website, facebook page, newsletter and other informational campaigns . While we think we are creative, there exists a real possibility that there are people out there who may have some great ideas or have seen other websites that really grab ones attention and drive people to explore it. And, in our case, there cannot be too many ideas on what we can do to make our communications better.  So we are seeking ideas and suggestions from our members on how to improve the site.  Our goal is to have an integrated site where all information can be accessed seamlessly across the various media.



If, in the course of your ventures on the web, you see a website (whether it is an automotive site or not) that you particularly like, or a feature, layout, menu, picture gallery on a website that seems particularly good, please copy and paste the URL (website address) into an email and send it to our website design committee members at:

Alex Harbison - maverick1715@gmail.com

Michael Dugan - mduganre@gmail.com

Reid Smith - reidhorn@yahoo.com

 

We look forward to your input.



Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook

 

News from Porsche: "Mission E" to become the Porsche Taycan

 

Atlanta, Georgia. The future of mobility is another step closer: Series production of the first purely electric Porsche is set to begin next year. In preparation, the vehicle previously operating under the working title "Mission E" has now been given its official name: Taycan (pronounced Tai-Kahn). The name can be roughly translated as "lively young horse," referencing the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest, which has featured a leaping steed since 1952. 

 

At Porsche, the vehicle names generally have a concrete connection with the corresponding model and its characteristics. The name "Boxster" describes the combination of the boxer engine and the roadster design; Cayenne denotes fieriness; the Cayman is sharp and agile; and the Panamera, inspired by the Carrera Panamericana long-distance race, offers more than any standard sedan. The name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger, with connotations of suppleness, power, fascination, and dynamics.

"Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom," Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, explains. The Eurasian name also signifies the launch of the first electric sports car with the soul of a Porsche. Porsche announced the name for its first purely electric model as part of the "70 years of Porsche Sports Cars" ceremony.

Two permanently activated synchronous motors (PSM) generating a system output of over 600 horsepower accelerate the electric sports car to 60 miles per hour in well under 3.5 seconds and to 124 miles per hour (200 km/h) on the track in less than twelve seconds. The Porsche Taycan will also offer a consistent level of power that is unprecedented among electric vehicles: multiple launches in a row will be possible without a loss in performance, and the vehicle's maximum range will be over 300 miles as measured in accordance with the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).   

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Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events

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June 21 (This coming Thursday):  Las Vegas Region Members "Let's Socialize!"



 

Our  Third Thursday Social is a highlight of each month.

 

All members are invited for Happy Hour Appetizers and Cocktails this coming Thursday, June 21th. 

This month we head south to Henderson.  We will gather at Anthony's Prime Steak & Seafood Restaurant located in the M Resort at 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S. in Henderson.  

 

Check out their Happy Hour Menu:  Anthony's Prime Steak & Seafood

 

Anthony's is a busy place so we need to give them an idea of how many members to prepare for, so pleae RSVP immediately if you plan to attend.  Just click on this link to send an email to our social chair, Todd Trimble:  toddtlv@gmail.com

 

Take a midweek break, have dinner and drinks with your fellow Porsche devotees and get a taste of what is happening around our region.  Our Third Thursday Socials are informal and always fun --- the only agenda item being good friends enjoying good food in an awesome environment.

Here are the details: 

 

   *  Date/time

Thursday June 21 at 6:00pm.  

(Happy Hour runs from 5:00 to 7:00pm 

so feel free to come a bit early.)

 

  *  Location

Anthony's Prime Steak & Seafood Restaurant

M Resort

12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S.

Henderson, NV 

 

RSVP now to Todd Trimble at toddtlv@gmail.com

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June 8 - 11:  Northern Arizona Scenic Tours and Gimmick Rally in and around Flagstaff Arizona is now history, but the memories linger on. 

 

We had 18 cars participate in the Rally. PCA members from 5 regions and two Zones joined in the Rally. We finished on the patio of Continental Country Club overlooking the fairway and mountains. We had a raffle to donate the funds to the newly formed AZ Mountain Region. The weekend participants were generous and we will be donating $500.

 

A big THANK YOU to Scott Hatcher and Tamela Kahle for all their hard work in making the Flagstaff Week-End memorable.  The amount of work and driving that Scott and Tamela did to insure everything was perfect and nothing was left to chance was unbelievable.  Scott and Tamela provided members from four Zone 8 Regions and one Florida member with a week-end full of fun drives, beautiful scenery, great food and loads of Porsche fun. 

 

From the beginning on Friday, to the end on Monday, everything was perfect.  Nothing was left to chance.  Each morning at the driver's meeting, everyone received a brightly colored daily schedule, the driving plan and cold water (Thank you Gaudin Porsche for the water).

 

The Gimmick Rally was fun and challenging.   The most amazing part of the Rally was that five days before the event, Scott and Tamela discovered that the road to the final part of the Rally and the lunch and awards venue was closed due to high fire danger.  That didn't stop them, the rewrote the Rally and found another wonderful place for lunch and awards. Thank you to Gaudin Porsche, Chandler Porsche and Scottsdale Porsche for the generous awards you provided.  A great time was had by all.  

 

Again, THANK YOU Scott and Tamela for a wonderful fun-filled week-end (NB).

 

The afternoon drive was to Sunset Crater & Wupatki National Monuments included Montezuma's Castle.

Although we didn't offer a prize to the car that drove the furthest to participate in the tours, 

the honor goes to Ebony Bailey from Jacksonville, FL and the Florida Crown Region. 



Many thanks to Scott and Tamela for planning and leading this spectacular event.  Special thanks to our reporters and photographers who supplied the text and pictures for this newsletter - - - Nita Burrows, Scott and Gwen Pearce, and Tamela Kahle.

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July 8-14: Porsche Parade at Lake of the Ozarks

 

Conveniently located in the heart of Missouri, The Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest's premier lake resort destination, offering world-class boating, golfing, shopping and fishing, and a wide variety of lodging, restaurants, state parks, and other recreational activities to suit any budget and taste. Lake of the Ozarks vacations are defined by the Lake and its many waterfront accommodations, restaurants, recreational and entertainment venues.

 

Last chance to register is soon, so if planning to attend, click on the link below to see the activities, events, and to register.

 

Parade Registration

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August 2 - 6 (Thursday-Monday):  State Park Expedition Grande Finale

 

After a brief hiatus, the Exalted Supreme Ruling Council Scribe has returned with an update highlighting the logistics of getting on the road to the parks up North.

 

General Information:  We have received the PCA Liability Insurance Certificate.

Currently, we have 4 cars and 7 individuals who have signed up to participate in this adventure.  We definitely have room for a few more to attend. 

 

Remember our planned departure is Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 AM from the Cracked Egg, 5570 Painted Mirage Rd, LV. Take Ann Road exit off of US 95 and follow previously provided directions. Or better yet enter it into your navigation system of choice. On the way up we will have several stops including at Lahanton State Park. Expected arrival time at the hotel is 5-6 PM. 

 

Come out and join us to see some beautiful parts of our state and to escape some of summer's heat. 

 

If you have a two-way radio, bring it along. We will communicate on channel 2.

 

Once again, although you are welcome to stay at any hotel in or around Carson City,  we are recommending The Hardman House Inn and Suites. It is centrally located in Carson City near city center and provides a free Continental Breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking.  It does not allow pets.  Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.

While rated a 2 star establishment, its guests rate it 8.6/10.0 or 3.7/5.0 depending upon which site you book the room through.  The address is:

Hardman House Inn and Suites

917 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701

Reservation Center 844-417-9397

Should this not be to your liking there are several national motel chains located nearby: Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and Suites, Motel 6, etc.

 

 

Exalted Grand Supreme Ruling Council Scribe would like to remind all Las Vegas region members that information on all Nevada State parks is available at PARKS.NV.GOV.

 

Perusing this website can help you understand what we are planning to see during our August adventure.

Happy reading!   As the date approaches for this weekend, I will re-review each of the parks. But it is highly recommended that you some research on your own using the above link from the Exalted Grand Supreme Ruling Council.

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September 12-15: Treffen Banff Registration is Open

 

Drive, dine, and explore in Canada's Banff National Park during the upcoming Treffen North America.  Registration opened June 13.  Visit the Treffen North America website  for details about driving tours and Navigator's Day Off excursions . . . Treffen Banff

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Continuing Event (On and On and On . . . . .

 

              Las Vegas Region, Porsche Club of America  SPELLING BEE CONTEST

 

The goal in this contest is to have a photograph of the entrant's Porsche positioned so that the checkpoint identifier and the Porsche license are in the frame of the photograph.

Rules:

1.      The first letter of each checkpoint identifier will be a letter used in the phrase:                                     "Are we having fun." The entire phrase must be spelled out.

2.    Checkpoints (CP) are defined as a civic/public building or its identifier. (City Hall, named Police station, City Park identifier, etc.) For example, "The Grant Sawyer Building", either the "G" or the "S" could be used as one of the letters, but not the "T" or "B".

3.    The same Identifier may not be used for multiple letters

4.    All Checkpoints must be within Clark County, Nevada. These Checkpoints may be visited at the entrant's convenience and in any order.

5.     Photographs (digital or printed) are the only acceptable proof of the visit to the Checkpoints.

6.    Each Photograph must include the CP and the entrant's Porsche with the license number readable. Picture quality will not be judged.

7.     All entries will include a copy of the registration for the Porsche used for the contest (non-pertinent data may be redacted). If you use multiple cars, multiple copies are required.

8.    Assemble all photographs and forward them at one time, being certain they are marked appropriately.

9.    Digital and printed entries must be received no later than September 15, 2018.

10.                        Awards will be given to successful participants

 

Entries can be sent in whenever you complete the phrase "Are we having Fun", no need to wait.

 

SEND DIGITAL entries to John Burrows - jcb986@aol.com. Use subject "Spelling Bee".

SEND PRINTED entries to: John Burrows, 5565 North Campbell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89149.

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Before We Go . . . The 24 Hours of LeMans was this weekend.

 

Porsche holds the Manufacturer record for both overall victories and class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with 19 victories and 105 wins, respectively. This weekend, the German marque successfully added two class wins at the Circuit de Le Sarthe.  The two Porsche GT Teams fielded four Porsche 911 RSRs  and four customer teams campaigned six additional entries of the 510 hp 911 RSR built in Weissach, Germany.  On June 3, the Porsche 911 RSR clocked the fastest lap times at the test day in both the LMGTE-Pro and LMGTE-Am class.

 

Both Porsche GT Teams from the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - Nos. 93 and 94 - and the FIA/ACO World Endurance Championship (WEC) - Nos. 91 and 92 -focused on raising the LM24 first-place trophy for the 106th time.  To honor the 70 years of Porsche sports cars, the Nos. 91 and 92 carried historic liveries for the "twice around the clock" classic. The No. 91 carried the blue, white, red and gold of the Rothmans cars of the 1980s while the No. 92 featured the "Pink Pig" artwork of the famed 917/20 from 1971. 

 

As expected, Porsche dominated the GTE Pro class. The No. 92 Porsche GT "Piggy" Team took the victory, followed by the No. 91 Rothman's Porsche GT in second. The No. 68 Ford GT of Chip Ganassi Racing took third in GTE Pro.

 

The No. 77 Dempsey - Proton Racing team (Porsche 911 RSR) took first in the GTE Am class, followed by the No. 54 Spirit of Race team (Ferrari 488 GTE) in second and the No. 85 Keating Motorsports team (Ferrari 488 GTE) in third.



Want to see what's happening around Zone 8?  Click here for: The Zone 8 Calendar

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Sign that the end of the automotive world is near:

 

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LAS VEGAS REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A.   Executive Board:

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Director - 1 year

Director - 2 years

Director - 3 years

Past President



Scott Hatcher scott@hatchernv.com (702-525-8991)

Todd Trimble todd@trophylv.com (702-682-1111)
Reid Smith reidhorn@yahoo.com   (702-399-4945)
Joan Kramer kramerjoan52@gmail.com (702-808-5615)
Richard Viktora rviktora@cox.net (646-591-9343)
John Burrows  jcb986@aol.com (702-395-3886)
Scott Mann  scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001)
Mike Dugan mduganre@gmail.com (925-470-7706)

B.   Board of Directors

Membership Chairperson

Newsletter Editor

Track Events Chairperson

Chief Driving Instructor

Safety Chairperson

Rally Master

Drive Event Chairperson

Social Director

Member at Large

Member at Large

 

Nita Burrows nburrows986@gmail.com (702-395-3886)

Jim Miller quais64@me.com (702-835-3298)

Brian Schmidt bschmidt@gcwengineering.com (702-743-8637)
Scott Mann scott@renegadehybrids.com (805-857-4001)
John Burrows jcb986@aol.com  (702-395-3886)
Tamela Kahle tkahle@kahlelawnv.com (702-524-1764)
Alex Harbison maverick1715@gmail.com (702-553-5334)
Todd Trimble todd@trophylv.com (702-682-1111)
Barbara Barron Barbarabarron@hotmail.com (702-210-5560)
Anne Marie Viktora rviktora@cox.net (203-321-0293)

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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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