2017 Calendar                                                                      Getting Around with the Las Vegas Region
Note: This is the 2017 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.
13-20          Monterey Classic Car Week:  It is
(Sun-Sat)   a fabulous event.  Click here to see
the weeks' activities:

17 (Thu)    Third Thursday Social - Not
25-27          NEW: Mammoth Lakes Drive
(Fri-Sat)    See details below for this newly
added event sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Region.
3 (Sun)      Members' Breakfast

14 (Thu)*  Third Thursday Social

23-24         Third DE Event of 2017, dates             (Sat-Sun)  confirmed.  Details forthcoming

25-30         Tour to Vancouver. Mostly
(Sun-Sat)   drivers' roads. Special events in
Vancouver for LVR. Details are emerging and are given below.

8 (Sun)      Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

15 (Sun)    Car Control Clinic at The Orleans
Hotel & Casino.  Now in planning stage.

19 (Thu)    Third Thursday Social

25 (Wed)   Tech Session at Renegade Hybrids

31-Nov 1    SEMA Show, Las Vegas

*    Dates are tentative.
5 (Sun)      Members Breakfast, followed
by a Gimmick Rally

18-19          Fourth DE Event of 2017
(Sat-Sun)   Dates confirmed.

16 (Thu)     Third Thursday Social

30 (Thu)     Tour to Emory Outlaw shop, LA*

1 (Fri)         PCANA Reception at LA Auto Show

2 (Sat)        PCA Tech Tactics, LA

3 (Sun)       Members' Breakfast

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 
Editor's Thoughts:  
One editor went to the midwest for the summer, the other headed to the Pacific Northwest to spend time on the beach along the Oregon coast.  He sent us these pictures as sights you might enjoy on your way home from our Vancouver Tour this fall (see below for more information on the Vancouver Tour):

Cayenne Turbo S on the Oregon Coast at L: Umpqua Lighthouse; C:  Shore Acres Park; R: Coquille River Lighthouse.  The lighthouses are much older (by over 100 years), but a lot taller than the Cayenne.  However, we're not sure if the lighthouses are older than the Cayenne owners.

If you have a picture from your summer travels or drives that you would like to share with your fellow members, send it to: lvrnewsletter@gmail.com
Notices from the Board:  It was a quiet week, no notices, but we did see this news item:

Energizer bunny arrested - charged with battery.
                                   Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events
September 6 (Sunday) - Monthly Members' Breakfast at the Red Rock Country Club, 9:00 am

The monthly breakfast will again be first Sunday of the month.   Don't miss this opportunity for great food, great people and awesome socializing.

The cost for the unlimited breakfast is still $14 per person and includes savory made-to-order breakfasts and sumptuous buffet items.  Gratuities for wait staff and valet attendant are not included, but greatly appreciated.

For information, contact Mike Dugan at
mduganre@gmail.com or 925-470-7706
Aug. 25-27 (Fri-Sun): Last minute addition of Mammoth Drive

We know it's a late notice, but Craig and The Sierra Nevada Region are putting on a Tour in Mammoth Lakes, California in a couple of weeks Friday -Sunday August 25, 26 and 27 and we have been invited to join them.  

Those who have gone on the annual Mammoth Lakes High Alpine Tour in previous years know the roads, scenery, and ambience of the Mammoth area is awesome.  Most of the snow is gone and the ski area closed for the season today (ed. note: that is not a typo, Mammoth Ski Area closed today, August 6 for the season.  They plan to reopen in early October).  

So, if you have a free weekend and want to cool off for a few days, consider driving to Mammoth Lakes and join the Sierra Nevada Region for a great time.  Lodging is available at The Westin.  A Deluxe Studio Suite is $169.00. 

Book through Sales Office only at 760-934-0411 and mention Mammoth High Altitude Porsche Club.  Itinerary about the same as in previous years:  Meet & greet at the White Bark bar/ back Room Friday 8/25 @ 7:00p.m. HWY 120 drive on Saturday, dinner @ Toomey's 6:00ish NO Porsche display at The Village (ed. note:  Mammoth Lakes is a small town and it is easy to find the White Bark Bar and Toomey's).   Any questions, comments, etc. etc. call.
Mark Coronado
SNR zone 7
760-937-4181 cellular

Sept 25 - 30 (Sun - Sat) Tour to Vancouver.

PLEASE READ!  If you think you might go with us, please send your expression 
of interest to Salomon Braun at sbraun5@cox.net.   This tour cannot be planned properly unless we have an idea of the number of participants.

This is the LVR's annual multi-day drive. Drive Chair Salomon obtained the instructions of the "Dust Ball Rally" from Las Vegas to Vancouver, and we're using much of the route. There is NO off-road, but there will be quite a few good drivers' roads used. The tour will include a little bit of gimmick rallying, wherein you'll be asked a few questions about things you see along the way, just to make the trip even more interesting. But mostly it's a drive.

Each day's drive will be under 400 miles; five days en route all together. After we get to Vancouver, we're planning at least two special events for LVR members, neither of which could be done without our connections. (You didn't know we had connections in Canada, did you?)

The hotel in Vancouver may be (the initial planning) the Coast Coal Harbor Hotel. For the stops along the way there, we've ascertained the availability of nice but moderately priced lodgings. We'll list these shortly here in this Newsletter.

Varied. This is the word that best describes the province of British Columbia.  Alongside the endless miles of coastline with spectacular views and numerous offshore islands and bays, the long ranges of the Rockies and the Coast Mountains weave through British Columbia.  An abundance of different species of animals thrives amongst the almost pristine natural landscape. By contrast, the major cities of Victoria and Vancouver are shaped by a modern urban cityscape.  Check out the pictures below as a teaser to what we will see on our drive.

You'll need your passports to travel to Canada. Don't forget!

More to come . . . . the tour is two months away, but we need an idea of how many to plan for. 

AGAIN . . . . . If you think you might go with us, please send your expression of interest to Salomon Braun at
Oct 15 (Sun): Car Control Clinic

Save the date:  Our first Car Control Clinic is scheduled for October 15.  It will be held in a parking lot at The Orleans Hotel & Casino, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103.  Registration will be limited.

For more info, contact Mike Dugan   mduganre@gmail.com    
Before We Go . . . 19 x 918 Spyder. 1500 km on the most famous Alpine passes in 5 days.

While we have some great roads in Southwest, driving over an Alpine pass in a Porsche is the dream of a lifetime for many of us.  But who would even dare to envision sitting behind the wheel of the mythical Porsche 918 Spyder, accompanied by 18 more of its kind, to cover the most famous Alpine passes in just five days?  Check out this two minute video for some of the most stunning shots of some "Routes des Grande Alpes":
Routes des Grandes Alpes
Routes des Grandes Alpes

We continue our review of the historic "Burma Shave" road signs from our distant past:







The Las Vegas Region Board of Directors . . . . 2017

Mike Dugan - President.   mduganre@gmail.com 925-470-7706
Phil Reese -Vice-President; Newsletter Co-Editor. philreese356@gmail.com  702-478-6911
Salomon Braun - Past President, Drive Events Chair. sbraun5@cox.net 702-423-2677
Joan Kramer - Secretary.  kramerjoan52@gmail.com   702-808-5615
Mike Hill - Past President. myevo8isfast@yahoo.com
Reid Smith - Treasurer. reidhorn@yahoo.com 702-399-4945
Nita Burrows - Membership Chair. nburrows986@gmail.com  702-395-3886
Scott Hatcher - Director; Rallymaster. shatcher.hcc@earthlink.net  702-525-8991
Jim Miller - Newsletter Co-Editor. quais64@me.com  702-835-3298
Brian Schmidt - Track Events Chair. bschmidt@gcwengineering.com  702-655-6883
Scott Mann - Director; Chief Driving Instructor. scott@renegadehybrids.com  805-857-4001
John Burrows - Director; Teen Survival Driving Event Chair. jcb986@aol.com  702-395-3886
Todd Trimble - Social Chair, Social Media Chair. todd@trophylv.com   702-682-1111
Ken Short - Webmaster.  ken@ictusinc.com  415-672-1034

Board members at Large:
 Linda Reese   linandphilabuster@gmail.com  702-478-6911
 Barbara Barron   barbarabarron@hotmail.com 702-210-5560
 Warren Donaldson    wd0073@gmail.com 702-406-8945
Board meeting minutes: The Board minutes are posted on the LVR Web Site each month after they are approved by the Board. Or.... you can come to the Board meetings and see the goings-on for yourself. 
The Region's web site is www.lasvegaspca.com 
Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook
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
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
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
(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).